Cable modems Cisco UPC and Ziggo customers contain dangerous leak




Cisco has sent a warning of a critical security hole in some docsis cable modems that the company sells. Among the sensitive DOCSIS modems are the types DPC3925 and EPC3925, which are used among other things. By UPC and Ziggo

The vulnerability is Cisco found in different docsis modems: DPC3212, DPC3825, EPC3212, EPC3825, DPC3010, DPC3925 two variants of the EPC3010 and EPC3925. According to the manufacturer of networking equipment such modems contain a bug in the handling of HTTP requests. An attacker could use a custom HTTP request can cause, and the internal web server of the modem crashes. A buffer overflow An attacker could then run code on the device itself.

The vulnerability can only be used if the modem is set to router or gateway mode. Despite calls Cisco leak very critical and promises to come to close the gap. Firmware with patches There is currently no workaround available to seal the leak.

Among the affected cable modems is a number of models offered by cable operators Ziggo and UPC are delivered to customers. It involves the DPC3925 and EPC3925. Whether and when the two cable companies will close the gap is not yet clear.

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